This or That: Comparing Buffalo Bills 2022 NFL Mock Draft Selections

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Buffalo Bills’ This or That Round 5: Michael Clemons (EDGE) or Alex Wright (EDGE)?

This round is a battle of the edge rushers!

Round five brings two intriguing prospects in Michael Clemons and Alex Wright.

Let’s start with Michael Clemons since he was part of Mock Draft No. 1.

Standing at 6’5″ and weighing in at around 270 lbs, Michael Clemons is a bit on the shorter side of edge rushers.

Clemons is a genuine defensive end, especially in a 4-3 scheme. He can play in either a two or three-point stance, but if he were drafted to the Bills, it would likely be for the three-point stance Michael Clemons. His abilities start to slip when asking him to do something other than rush the edge.

That being said, when he’s asked to rush the edge, he’s really productive, especially for a fifth round selection.

Obviously, if he were perfect– or close to it– he’d be selected much earlier. However, he’s a solid edge rusher nonetheless.

In the 2021 season, Clemons strung together 46 total QB pressures, 8 sacks, 11 QB hits, and 27 hurries. He’s an intriguing option with plenty of upside for a fifth-round pick.

Now, time for Alex Wright.

Wright is an arguably better choice for this pick, however, it’s not certain he’ll be available at this pick. He’s seen going earlier, however, in this mock draft, he was available at this pick.

If the Buffalo Bills find themselves in a similar position, it’d be likely to see them go with Wright over Clemons.

Alex Wright is just an arguably better edge rusher, plain and simple.

In Wright’s 2021-22 season, he had 51 total QB pressures, 5 sacks, 3 QB hits, and 43 QB hurries. On the field, Alex Wright did a lot of right. He’s a prospect that, if not chosen already, would fit very well on the Buffalo Bills’ defense.

It might not be an immediate transition for either of these edge rushers, but if there’s one that has more upside than the other, it’s Alex Wright.

It’s getting close to the end. Ready for the next one?